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I'm friends with a lady on FB I met at several Trump events in Philly who emigrated from Ukraine in the early 90's and asked her about Chernobyl and if she was affected.

She told me that she lived about 200 miles from Chernobyl and her husband (I guess not at that time) was about 80 miles and her mother in law was 40 miles.

They were told NOTHING about the disaster and actually went to May Day festivities and planted vegetable gardens all while that radioactive dust was falling on them. Basically business as usual.

Her mother in law died from Leukemia a few years later. Frown


 
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The final episode was excellent. It did an amazing job of clearly explaining exactly what happened to cause the explosion. Very well done and super interesting. Like reaching the end of a murder mystery where all is revealed.


I loved how the explanation evolved from technical details (told in simple terms) to human (placing individuals on the spot for stupid acts) to systematic (why "The State" ultimately failed "The PEOPLE" they supposedly served). Of course that wasn't "Real Socialism", and the USSR wasn't emblematic of the problems associated with big government! Roll Eyes


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The closing credits, while magnificently done with pictures and captions, were so sad. EVERYONE on the railroad bridge that night watching the power plant engulfed in flames died. WOW!!! Eek



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This sort of thing is the history of the Soviet Union. Their literature, poetry and music reflect considerable sadness and sacrifice. The old Ukranian woman who is executed for refusing to leave is pretty typical.
 
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This sort of thing is the history of the Soviet Union. Their literature, poetry and music reflect considerable sadness and sacrifice. The old Ukranian woman who is executed for refusing to leave is pretty typical.
I got the impression the “soldier” shot the cow; not the woman.



"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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I got the impression the “soldier” shot the cow; not the woman.

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First the cow, then her when she refused to comply. The real story is even worse with cannibalism, starvation etc for those who returned.

If you want to read more here is a link about the bbabushkas as they call them. Babushka is polish for scarf.

LINK https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ne...toxic-wasteland.html
 
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Missed that part...thanks for clarifying. Hopefully I’ll pick up on that in my second watch through the series... Smile



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"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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If the soldier shot the woman, it was neither seen nor heard in the show. It faded to the title screen with the gun by his side and there was no sound of a shot.
 
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In the accompanying podcast the writer makes it clear the intent of the scene is that the cow was shot and the old woman got on the bus.


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Just watched episode 1 last night. Pretty scary entertainment, I wonder how close they followed and will explain the physics of the core explosion.

I had a very good friend who got his BS in physics and worked in dosimetry at a small research nuclear plant in Maryland. I stood next to a super clear, DEEP pool and watched Cherenkov radiation first-hand. Like blue ghost light, fleeting and beautiful.
 
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Just watched episode 1 last night. Pretty scary entertainment, I wonder how close they followed and will explain the physics of the core explosion.



They explain everything in the final episode and exactly what led to and caused the explosion. All the science is there, but it is delivered in a captivating way that leaves you with no question about what happened.


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That was an amazing series and the fact that it was about a world changing event made it even more impactful. The final episode was brilliant.

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Finished up the last episode last night. Riveting.

I was amazed the wife of the firefighter had few issues from having been exposed to her radio active husband and eventually gave birth to a health baby. Not his which she lost, but some years later from a different man even though she was told she could no longer conceive.

The enclosure they built around the damaged reactor was said to be good for 100 years. I'm thinking it will take much longer for that uranium to run it's course so they will be faced with taking more control actions down the line. But since everyone involved will be dead, I guess they figure future generations will need to take up the project.



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How does one without HBO watch this?

I have Comcast but don't want to sign up for a more expensive package just to get one HBO series.

Can this be watched on-demand or rented?


 
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How does one without HBO watch this?

I have Comcast but don't want to sign up for a more expensive package just to get one HBO series.

Can this be watched on-demand or rented?


I have an HBO subscription through Amazon Prime. About $16 per month. Watch any HBO movie or shows anytime you want. Cancel anytime.


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Finished up the last episode last night. Riveting.

I was amazed the wife of the firefighter had few issues from having been exposed to her radio active husband and eventually gave birth to a health baby. Not his which she lost,


The reason she had relatively few issues physically was because her unborn baby absorbed most of the radiation and died because of it. She killed her child by being with her radiated husband.


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How does one without HBO watch this?

I have Comcast but don't want to sign up for a more expensive package just to get one HBO series.

Can this be watched on-demand or rented?


I have an HBO subscription through Amazon Prime. About $16 per month. Watch any HBO movie or shows anytime you want. Cancel anytime.


Or the 30 day free trial.

Very sad story. My parents actually were born about 200 miles from Chernobyl.




 
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I find it interesting how communism and the lackadaisical atmosphere that results, can bring us these disasters.

The workers can care less about quality control. Yet they build nuclear subs , nuclear bombs, etc.

Even years later viewing the Chernobyl disaster, so SCARY. Amazing that most of that part of the world wasn't fatally contaminated.


Hence the expression in Communist Countries
The Government pretends to pay you.
You pretend to work.

It certainly is a scary thought...


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How does one without HBO watch this?

I have Comcast but don't want to sign up for a more expensive package just to get one HBO series.

Can this be watched on-demand or rented?


You can purchase the individual episodes via the Apple store for $2.99 each which would put you at close to $30 for the series. More more economical to sign up for the free HBO trial then you can watch all episodes via HBO GO. Even if you had to pay $16 for a months worth, it's still a better deal.



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How does one without HBO watch this?

I have Comcast but don't want to sign up for a more expensive package just to get one HBO series.

Can this be watched on-demand or rented?


You can purchase the individual episodes via the Apple store for $2.99 each which would put you at close to $30 for the series. More more economical to sign up for the free HBO trial then you can watch all episodes via HBO GO. Even if you had to pay $16 for a months worth, it's still a better deal.


Huh? Chernobyl series is 5 episodes. At $3 each, that’s $15.
 
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